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Monthly Recap: December 2018

Merry Christmas!

December was full of family activities. Gavin was super excited about Christmas this year, which made the month so much more fun.

We started the month with setting up our bookish Advent calendar. I wrapped a bunch of books, and each day Gavin got to open one. It’s a fun way to count down the days of Advent. We used Christmas and winter themed books.

Bookish Advent | rainerlife.com

We went to a couple of events to see Santa. We did the mall Santa early in the month, and finished up our Christmas shopping. We also did a breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Gavin with Santa | rainerlife.com

Gavin with Santa and Mrs. Claus | rainerlife.com

One fun-filled day, we went to Jefferson, TX, to ride the Christmas train and then headed to Marshall, TX, to see the Christmas lights. The train ride was fine, but it was during the day. They used to do it during the evening, so displays were lit up and it seemed more Christmasy. During the day didn’t seem as Christmasy, but Gavin got to ride a train, which is always fun. After Jefferson, we drove to Marshall for their Festival of Lights. We walked around the downtown area and took in the sites. Gavin rode the carousel with his Honey and Pappaw, which is somewhat of a tradition now. After that, we all rode a horse-drawn carriage. Probably the highlight of our day.

Gavin on the Christmas train | rainerlife.com

Gavin with his Honey and Pappaw on a carousel | rainerlife.com

Horse-drawn carriage around Marshall, TX | rainerlife.com

We celebrated Christmas by going to Mass on Christmas Eve and opening presents on Christmas morning.

Gavin asked for LEGOs for Christmas, specifically, NEXO Knights and Minecraft sets. We did get him some other things, but he is REALLY into LEGOs.

Gavin on Christmas Eve | rainerlife.com

Christmas morning rainerlife.com

Gavin opening Christmas presents | rainerlife.com

That’s it for the month of December. Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings for our family!

The Rainers | rainerlife.com

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